A Few Important Changes

Submitted by C B Wright on

With the move over to the new site, there are a few significant changes that I want to bring to your attention:

  • the RSS feed for Ubersoft.net now displays the comic images -- by subscribing to the feed, you can view the comic without ever having to come here directly.
  • there are still ads on the site (via Project Wonderful), and information about what those ads are and how they work on the site can be found here.
  • I have adopted a Creative Commons license for my comics (and for the rest of my content) -- specifically, an Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license, which allows you to repost my comics, and even modify them, as long as it is not done for profit. This is something I've wanted to do for a long time, but couldn't due to Keenspot policy (which should not be interpreted as a criticism of Keenspot. Keenspot makes very few outright demands on its artists, and that one is perfectly understandible.) More information on the specifics of the copyright on this site can be found here.

Also, I'm pleased to announce (and some of you will be pleased to discover) that Kernel Panic will resume regular publication on Wednesdays, starting tomorrow. Happy 4th everyone.


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You know, I actually get emails from people who ask me to stop doing Help Desk so I can do Kernel panic full time.

Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.

I feel all warm and tingly inside

I feel all warm and tingly inside now, everything looks nice, we can make comments again, and now more Kernel panic. If I could email Hugs, I would send one right now. Great job!

Hurrahs and Harrumphs

1. Hurrah for Kernel Panic!!

2. Oddities of the RSS feed:

(I'm not sure how many of the oddities are attributable to the way you set up your feed, how many are attributable to Google Reader, and how many are attributable to the odd way I have Firefox set up. I'll try to remember to check the feed via IE tomorrow.)

a. When viewing the RSS feed in Google Reader expanded view (where you see the actual comic) it is displayed in a very narrow window. The window can scroll up and down but not sidewise. It is just wide enough that I can read most of the comic but cannot get over to see what is in the sidebars.

b. When I use the list view (where you get a text name for each strip and a button to take you there) and click the button for a strip, 'Bait and Switch', 'tantalizing carrot', and 'first download' give no access to the comments. 'Retaliatory Strike', OTOH, does show the comments for that day.

c. In list view it is not possible to determine from the titles which comic it is. Would be a small nicety to add an (H) or (K) or (O) to the titles or somesuch.

Hope you have an excellent 4th!


In reverse order:

c. Not sure how to do that for just the rss feed, but it's an interesting idea. I'll look into it.

b. It looks like you only see comments when there are comments. Of the comic strips you mentioned, only "Retaliatory Strike" actually had comments posted to it.

a. This isn't a problem in the feed reader I use (akregator) so it may be a quirk of google's, but I'll take a look at it.

Happy 4th!

Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.

Google Reader

OK, I added the Ubersoft rss feed to Google Reader and it displays fine for me. If the window is too narrow it doesn't create a scroll bar, but on the other hand you can expand the window and it will fit.

On the other hand, my Google reader feed doesn't show any comments whether they exist or not.

That said, my rss feed is pretty basic.

Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.